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Regular People Are The Biggest Threat To Aussie Business' Security

You might think businesses in Australia fear data breaches caused by offshore hackers, malware or outright scams. But it turns out most view human error as a larger threat to information security than deliberate theft or sabotage from a third party.

Human error or accidental loss by an employee is identified as the biggest source of a potential data breach. Despite this, almost a third of small and medium sized businesses and five per cent of larger organisations said they had either never trained their staff on information security policies or didn’t have these policies in place.


Google Is Reportedly Selling Its Crazy Robotics Lab, Boston Dynamics

It’s been a little over two years since Google (now Alphabet) decided to scoop up robotics lab Boston Dynamics. Now it’s putting the company that built terrifying robots like BigDog and Atlas up for grabs.


New Horror Story Proves Working For Amazon Is More Soul-Crushing Than We Thought

It’s unspeakably awful to work in an Amazon warehouse. You have to walk between 11 and 24km a day, enter and exit the buildings through a set of airport-style security scanners that take 30 minutes to get through, and you’re constantly being watched. Now, we have yet a whole new sort of horror story.


Are You Ready To Wear Clothing Designed By Amazon?

Many people have bought clothes from Amazon, but apparently soon people will have the chance to by clothes by Amazon. That’s right. It looks like Amazon wants to launch its own line of shirts, pants and dresses.


Microsoft Is Buying Keyboard Maker Swiftkey

Swiftkey is the most innovative and interesting predictive keyboard maker in the business, and Microsoft is a software giant that’s trying to push its artificial intelligence cred a little higher. It’s a match made in heaven.


It Cost Google $US1 Billion To Keep Its Search Bar On iPhones

Google’s search bar has been a fixture on Apple devices for years, something that’s always seemed counterintuitive, what with Android being iOS’s only real competitor. According to Bloomberg, Google’s search engine is only present because of a $US1 ($1) billion payment made to Apple in 2014.


Trump Says He Will Force Apple To Manufacture In The US Even Though That Makes Absolutely No Sense

US GOP presidential candidate and angry sweet potato Donald Trump claims he’ll be able to change Apple’s entire manufacturing system if he is elected president. I’ll give Trump this: He’s great at shouting impossible nonsense.


Why 2016 Will Be The Year Of E-Sports

2015 was by far the biggest year for professional video gaming, with 334 million people watching the championships for League of Legends, a multiplayer battle video game. Mix in bigger sponsors, more tech company money, better hardware, and virtual reality, and 2016 could be the year this phenomenon really takes off.


Toshiba Is Axing 6800 Staff In The Wake Of Huge Accounting Scandal

Earlier this year, it came to light that Toshiba had exaggerated its operating profits by $US1.2 billion over the past six years. Now, it looks set to report a staggering $US4.5 billion of losses — and cut 6800 jobs as a result.


Samsung Has A New Smartphone Boss

J.K. Shin, Samsung’s longtime head of mobile (and the boss who oversaw the company’s rise and fall as the Android kingpin), is moving on.


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